Rosh Chodesh Prayers

Rosh Chodesh Prayers–Sanctifying the Month
May it be your will Lord, God of our fathers,
that you begin for us this month for good, and for blessing.
May you give us long life, a life of peace, a life of goodness,
a life of blessing, a life of sustenance, a life of physical health,
a life in which there is no shame or humiliation, a life of wealth
and honor, a life in which we love your Word, and fear God,
a life in which the Lord fulfills the requests of our hearts for good. Amen.

We bless the moon in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We bless the earth, the air, the water, and the fire. We thank you that the earth is the Lord’s and the whole earth is full of the glory of God. The sun shall not smite us by day nor the moon by night. No created thing can be used against God’s people or His Kingdom in this month. We take authority over all curses, hexes,
spells, hoodoo, voodoo, sex magick, soulish prayers, false words of prophecy, gossip, and Christian prayers not of Lord. We bless those who curse us, and commend you to almighty God.

The Following Psalms are then recited without pause.
Psalm 113
1Alleluia!
Give praise, you servants of the Lord;*
praise the name of the Lord.
2Let the name of the Lord be blessed,*
from this time forth for evermore.
3From the rising of the sun to its going down*
let the name of the Lord be praised.
4The Lord is high above all nations,*
and his glory above the heavens.
5Who is like the Lord our God,
who sits enthroned on high,*
but stoops to behold the heavens and the earth?
6He takes up the weak out of the dust*
and lifts up the poor from the ashes.
7He sets them with the princes,*
with the princes of his people.
8He makes the woman of a childless house*
to be a joyful mother of children.

Psalm 114
1Alleluia!
When Israel came out of Egypt,*
the house of Jacob from a people of strange speech,
2Judah became God’s sanctuary*
and Israel his dominion.
3The sea beheld it and fled;*
Jordan turned and went back.
4The mountains skipped like rams,*
and the little hills like young sheep.
5What ailed you, O sea, that you fled?*
O Jordan, that you turned back?
6You mountains, that you skipped like rams?*
you little hills like young sheep?
7Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,*
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8Who turned the hard rock into a pool of water*
and flint-stone into a flowing spring.

Psalm 115
1Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
but to your name give glory;*
because of your love and because of your faithfulness.
2Why should the heathen say,*
‘Where then is their God?’
3Our God is in heaven;*
whatever he wills to do he does.
4Their idols are silver and gold,*
the work of human hands.
5They have mouths, but they cannot speak;*
eyes have they, but they cannot see;
6They have ears, but they cannot hear;*
noses, but they cannot smell;
7They have hands, but they cannot feel;
feet, but they cannot walk;*
they make no sound with their throat.
8Those who make them are like them,*
and so are all who put their trust in them.
9O Israel, trust in the Lord;*
he is their help and their shield.
10O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord;*
he is their help and their shield.
11You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord;*
he is their help and their shield.
12The Lord has been mindful of us and he will bless us;*
he will bless the house of Israel;
he will bless the house of Aaron;
13He will bless those who fear the Lord,*
both small and great together.
14May the Lord increase you more and more,*
you and your children after you.
15May you be blessed by the Lord,*
the maker of heaven and earth.
16The heaven of heavens is the Lord’s,*
but he entrusted the earth to its peoples.
17The dead do not praise the Lord,*
nor all those who go down into silence;
18 But we will bless the Lord,*
from this time forth for evermore.
Alleluia!

Psalm 116
1 I love the Lord,
because he has heard the voice of my supplication,*
because he has inclined his ear to me
whenever I called upon him.
2The cords of death entangled me;
the grip of the grave took hold of me;*
I came to grief and sorrow.
3Then I called upon the name of the Lord:*
‘O Lord, I pray you, save my life.’
4Gracious is the Lord and righteous;*
our God is full of compassion.
5The Lord watches over the innocent;*
I was brought very low and he helped me.
6Turn again to your rest, O my soul,*
for the Lord has treated you well.
7For you have rescued my life from death,*
my eyes from tears and my feet from stumbling.
8 I will walk in the presence of the Lord*
in the land of the living.
9 I believed, even when I said,
‘I have been brought very low.’*
In my distress I said, ‘No one can be trusted.’
10How shall I repay the Lord*
for all the good things he has done for me?
11 I will lift up the cup of salvation*
and call upon the name of the Lord.
12 I will fulfil my vows to the Lord*
in the presence of all his people.
13Precious in the sight of the Lord*
is the death of his servants.
14O Lord, I am your servant;*
I am your servant and the child of your handmaid;
you have freed me from my bonds.
15 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving*
and call upon the name of the Lord.
16 I will fulfil my vows to the Lord*
in the presence of all his people.
17 In the courts of the Lord’s house,*
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Alleluia!

Psalm 117
1Praise the Lord, all you nations;*
laud him, all you peoples.
2For his loving-kindness towards us is great,*
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for ever.
Alleluia!

Psalm 118
1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;*
his mercy endures for ever.
2Let Israel now proclaim,*
‘His mercy endures for ever.’
3Let the house of Aaron now proclaim,*
‘His mercy endures for ever.’
4Let those who fear the Lord now proclaim,*
‘His mercy endures for ever.’
5 I called to the Lord in my distress;*
the Lord answered by setting me free.
6The Lord is at my side, therefore I will not fear;*
what can anyone do to me?
7The Lord is at my side to help me;*
I will triumph over those who hate me.
8 It is better to rely on the Lord*
than to put any trust in flesh.
9 It is better to rely on the Lord*
than to put any trust in rulers.
10All the ungodly encompass me;*
in the name of the Lord I will repel them.
11They hem me in, they hem me in on every side;*
in the name of the Lord I will repel them.
12They swarm about me like bees;
they blaze like a fire of thorns;*
in the name of the Lord I will repel them.
13 I was pressed so hard that I almost fell,*
but the Lord came to my help.
14The Lord is my strength and my song,*
and he has become my salvation.
15There is a sound of exultation and victory*
in the tents of the righteous:
16The right hand of the Lord has triumphed!*
the right hand of the Lord is exalted!
the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!’
17 I shall not die, but live,*
and declare the works of the Lord.
18The Lord has punished me sorely,*
but he did not hand me over to death.
19Open for me the gates of righteousness;*
I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the Lord.
20This is the gate of the Lord;*
whoever is righteous may enter.’
21 I will give thanks to you, for you answered me*
and have become my salvation.
22The same stone which the builders rejected*
has become the chief corner-stone.
23This is the Lord’s doing,*
and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24On this day the Lord has acted;*
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25Hosanna, Lord, hosanna!*
Lord, send us now success.
26 Blessèd is he who comes in the name of the Lord;*
we bless you from the house of the Lord.
27God is the Lord; he has shined upon us;*
form a procession with branches
up to the horns of the altar.
28You are my God and I will thank you;*
you are my God and I will exalt you.’
29Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;*
his mercy endures for ever.